Putting the English on Climate Adaptation
As part of a research project on climate adaptation, I had occasion to look at what the British are doing. The Adaptation Subcommittee of the Climate Change Committee has done some excellent work to address adaptation issues. Besides planning, the Subcommittee has begun to assess progress to date, finding some improvements in capacity building but a lack of consistent implementation. The U.K. Climate Impacts Programme (UKCIP) offers some nifty adaptation tools, including an Adaptation Wizard and some great background material on risk and uncertainty. Altogether, a good model for others to follow.
Dan Farber has written and taught on environmental and constitutional law as well as about contracts, jurisprudence and legislation. Currently at Berkeley Law, he has al…READ more